Subtle nose with white flowers, pears and sweet spices from the oak at the finish. Medium-bodied and nicely concentrated on the palate, with a long, fresh finish.
Lapostolle's remarkable Semillon plantings consist of eighty year old vines at their Apalta Estate. The fruit was harvested by hand in 15kg baskets following a strict block-by-block selection.
The must was settled in stainless steel tanks, then went through a 3-4 week fermentation in used French oak barrels, kept under 20 degrees C, followed by five months ageing on lees.
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3Ltr Jeroboam The Veuve Clicquot Ponsardin yellow label is Verve Clicquot's most famous bottle of champagne. It is a blend of three different grapes each providing their own character and influence on the blend combining in perfect harmony.
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It can be so difficult to keep track of your drink at a party - if you put it down for a second, someone will likely walk away with it, not realising they've picked up the wrong glass. The simple solution comes in the form of 12 colourful little friends,
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The Barbera d'Alba 2009 impresses for its silkiness, finesse and sheer harmony.
This is a mid-weight vintage for the Barbera, but here, too, the wine's balance is totally irresistible.
This shows lovely mid-palate pliancy in a feminine style that is incredibly appealing.
Sweet dark cherries, flowers and subtle hints of French oak linger on the polished, impeccable finish.
Limited stock, 2014 vintage coming soon.
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Colour: Peach colour with crystalline highlights.
Nose: Suave nose of white-fleshed fruit.
Palate: Beautiful, rich, full structure. Harmonious balance perfectly poised between a fresh fruit vivaciousness and a generous richness. Lingering notes of peaches and nectarine on the finish.
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2016 was another unusually early and short harvest - almost exactly the same timing as 2015. But as is wonderfully the case with nature, the character of the 2016s is surprisingly different to the 2015s.
A tight, minerally wine with classic Hamilton Russell Vineyards length and complexity. Unusually prominent pear and lime fruit aromas and flavours are brought beautifully into focus by a tight line of bright natural acid and a long, dry minerality. An elegant, yet textured and intense wine with a strong personality of both place and vintage.
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